Calvary Baptist Church
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Winchester, Virginia

FAQ for Visitors

We know folks can be anxious when visiting a church for the first time. Below are questions potential visitors might have. We hope this information helps you feel more prepared for your visit. Of course you may always contact us at 540-667-2323. 
 
Where are you located?
Click here for our directions page. Our physical address is 844 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA. This works well in most GPS devices. We are across the street from the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, so if you are coming from out of town, follow the signs and directions to it.
 
What about parking?
We have two paved parking lots, one on each side of the building, with entrances from Amherst Street. Because of space limitations at the back of our property, the lots are not connected. As a first time visitor, you are encouraged to use the west parking lot -- to the left as you face the building. There are several parking spaces reserved for visitors.
 
Where should I enter?
If you arrive for worship, enter through the front entrance -- the doors facing Amherst Street. Greeters will be there to welcome you. If you are arriving for Sunday School or Wednesday evening activities, enter through the double doors on the west side of the building.  Look For The Portico.  At the end of the hallway is an information desk. 
 
Is the building handicap accessible?
There are handicap parking spaces in both parking lots, and there are handicap ramps accessible at both the Amherst Street and Portico entrances.  We also have an elevator available to access the upstairs.
 
Do you provide childcare?
We provide nursery care for infants birth to two years of age and preschool two to four years of age during the worship service. We also have nursery coverage on Wednesday nights as well.
 
What activities do you have for youth and children?
On Sunday morning, we have Sunday School for babies through senior high starting at 9:30am. Nursery and preschool classes continue thru the worship service. During the worship service, we dismiss Kindergarten- 5th grades to children's church.  On Wednesday evenings, we have AWANA programs for preschool to sixth grade and discipleship classes for middle and high school.
 
What is the worship service like?
Worship is a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements, probably best described as blended. The sanctuary has traditional pews. Words for songs and hymns are projected on a screen, but hymnbooks are available for those who prefer them. Occasionally short videos are used as part of worship. Communion is served once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. 
 
Come as you are!
Just as our service is a mixture of traditional and contemporary: the attire for the worship service is varied from dressy to casual.  We invite you to come as you are.